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Jan 21, 2013 5:00pm PST
inauguration 2013. obama spoke. sasha yawned. beyonce sang, boehner went wept, and we were able to see what an inauguration party looked like. last saturday was gun appreciation day lead to go five accidental shootings nationwide. next saturday it's running with scissors appreciate day. today is the birthday of attorney general eric holder, j master j and 36 years ago my friends president jimmy carter pardoned the vietnam war draft evaders. and george w bush, dick cheney and mitt romney didn't show up. [ ♪ theme music ♪ ] >> john: good evening, i'm john fugelsang. this is "viewpoint." thank you for spending your martin luther king jr. holiday with us. president obama marked his second inauguration at president with a speech that was less lofty and a lot of more lefty than his first time around. after taking the oath of office from chief justice john roberts mr. obama outlined a wish-list of progressive policies and programs for the next four years and called for collective action to put them in practice. >> obama: now more than ever we must do these things together as one nation and one
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Jan 21, 2013 4:00pm PST
it go? we'll give you both sides. >> obama: my fellow americans we are made for this moment, and we will seize it so long as we seize it together. >> cenk: oh, together with the republicans. no, some good moments and not so great moments in the speech and over all day we'll give you all of that, and there was one person who was definitely not happy with what went down. his brother dr. cornell west. >> when i got the news that my dear brother barack obama president obama, was going to put his hand on martin luther king jr.'s bible i got upset. >> cenk: why did he get upset? we'll explain. and lupe fiasco. a wrapper we've had on the show. they were not happy with him either. he was thrown out of a party. for this. [ ♪ music ♪ ] >> cenk: is he right? practice the partywere the partyers right? that's what we discuss on this show. that's exactly why it's go time. >> cenk: you know how these inauguration events go. there's a lot of talk about this is the moment. in fact, give me a moment here. oh there it is. there is the president and first lady walking down the street. now, this alw
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Jan 21, 2013 3:00pm PST
starts right now. >> obama: we know that america thriver -- thrives when every person has pride in their work we are true to our creed when a little girl born into the bleakest poverty know she has the same chance to succeed as anybody else because she is an american, she is free and she is equal not just in the eyes of god but also in our own. >> jennifer: if you are wondering how president obama is going to govern in his second term, those lines provide a really important clue. he was strong and he made this really important point; that he will not abandon the poor or the vulnerable or the marginalized. president obama said that social security and medicaid and medicare do not make us weak as a nation do not make us a nation of takers. those things they make us stronger as a nation. the president and we he said we cannot rest until all americans, all children, all people know matter their circumstances, all of us give meaning to that declaration of independence that we are all created equal. that's what this speech was all about. it was about us. we the
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Jan 21, 2013 7:00am PST
barack obama. i'm jennifer granholm joined in new york by john fuglesang, host of "viewpoint." >> good morning. >> jennifer: current political analyst michael shure is joining us from portland, oregon, of all places. we'll also have bill press and david shuster reporting for us from washington, d.c. they're on the ground and also have today current contributor michael hastings, the author of "panic 2012, the sublime and terrifying story of obama's campaign." we'll talk about that a little bit as well. so excited you guys. this is the best of what america has to offer in terms of pomp and circumstance and marking a point in history. do you not agree? do you love this? >> john: i couldn't agree more. it is a pleasure to be here as a contributor to this network which has spent so much time covering this campaign but also of history. i love inauguration day because it really -- it is the one day that brings the past and future completely together. we're following the most contentious, most expensive presidential campaign in history. and there's so much to talk about in terms of the past an
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Jan 22, 2013 3:00pm PST
on "the war room"." we have a progressive from a red state. he'll guide us how president obama's agenda can actually become law. plus dick cheney opens up just in time for the sundance film festival. you'll want to hear him answer with what he thinks his biggest flaw is. wow, i want to. this is "the war room." we'll be right back. >> i think it's brilliant. (vo) first, news and analysis with a washington perspective from an emmy winning insider. >> i know this stuff, and i love it. (vo) followed by humor and politics with a west coast edge. bill press and stephanie miller. >> what a way to start the day. [ ♪ music ♪ ] >> michael: when it comes to explaining what jerrymandering is, a picture is worth a thousand words. or put it another way a carefully drawn map is worth congressional seats. essentially ensuring the g.o.p. retained control of the house. take a look, even in states like ohio and pennsylvania which went for president obama the republicans overwhelmingly retained their house seats. sick and tired of the congressional gridlock steve cohen of memphis introduced a bill this
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Jan 22, 2013 7:00pm PST
a progressive from a red state. he'll guide us how president obama's agenda can actually become law. plus dick cheney opens up just in time for the sundance film festival. you'll want to hear him answer with what he thinks his biggest flflflflflflflflflflflflflflflflflflflflflflflflflflflflfl i think the number one thing that viewers like about the young turks is that we're honest. they can question whether i'm right, but i think that the audience gets that this guy, to the best of his ability, is trying to look out for us. [ ♪ music ♪ ] >> michael: when it comes to explaining what jerrymandering is, a picture is worth a thousand words. or put it another way a carefully drawn map is worth congressional seats. essentially ensuring the g.o.p. retained control of the house. take a look, even in states like ohio and pennsylvania which went for president obama the republicans overwhelmingly retained their house seats. sick and tired of the congressional gridlock steve cohen of memphis introduced a bill this week which would require states to use independent redistricting commissions in drawing
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Jan 21, 2013 3:00am PST
to watch president obama take the oath of office for his second term. once again, americans across this land filled with hope and a sense of renewal. and it's time for all americans to celebrate that renewal of our democratic system. it's a great day of pageantry, a great day of praised but, also a great day to think of what this country is all about and what it means for this peacefultrition of power. we will be there on our show today and on current tv a little bit later. but right now let's find out all of the latest from lease a ferguson out in los angeles, today's current news update. hi, lease a. good morning. >> hey bill. good morning, everyone. of course, the bill news of the day, it is president obama's public inauguration in washington, d.c. >> that's taking place at the u.s. capitol at 11:20 eastern this morning. first, though, the first family will attend church along with the biddens at st. john's episccapal in d.c. president obama actually began his second term in office yesterday. the presidential inaugurations always take place on ja
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Jan 22, 2013 5:00pm PST
next. >> john: breitbart.com said obama's inaugural speech was an attack on liberty as we know it. oh gay people shouldn't be allowed to get married. the filibuster, the magical tool that proves democracy is when 45 senators get to control the other 55. and bill o'reilly said obama's desire for social justice was noble but it won't solve our fiscal problems because you know that requires an entire cable news propaganda network who touted the fake war. today is the birthday of the late great sam cook and steve perry who sang "don't stop believin'" before journey stopped him. this is "viewpoint." >> john: good evening. i'm john fuglesang. thank you for joining us this evening for "viewpoint." on today's 40th anniversary of the historic roe vs. wade decision legalizing abortion rights the pro-choice community has a lot to be thankful for and quite a bit to fear on another. let's start with the thankful stuff first. sure the mandatory anti-rowe protest took place in cities like huntsville, alabama. even in huntsville, pro-choice protestors were out and waving their signs today. go alabama
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Jan 23, 2013 9:00pm PST
of whole foods thought obama-care was socialism. now he thinks it's fascism. now the produce in his store the man likes to keep his ignorance fresh. thom hartmann joins us on this. and today is the birthday of l.a. mayor antonio villaraigosa, and late e street bande boardist dan dan and the guy who played macgyver and today is the 276th birthday of john hancock whose last words were, hey i didn't sign on for this. this is "viewpoint." >> good evening i'm john fugelsang. thank you some forgoing us tonight. the 216th presidential campaign kicked off today. just after president obama took a public oath of office to start his second term in the white house. today secretary of state hillary clinton testified for the second time before stepping down for well-deserved rest. the topic, of course, it was the the 2011 2011 benghazi attack in libya that killed four americans including ambassador stevens. they were waiting for hillary clinton so they could forward the love of chris christie that they hate. today secretary clinton was wrapping up her current job with this forth right testimony. >> as
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Jan 22, 2013 6:00am PST
. president obama the first to mention gay rights in his address >> >> stephanie: yahoo! >> that's all right. and the celebrate ory continued last night at the ball. advocates want to make sure they extend equal benefits to same-sex spousing. so far president obama has declined to sign an executive order banning federal contractors from discriminating against lgbt employees. and with one case on prop 8 another on the defense of marriage act next month. there is one more big ball left tonight -- i just wanted to say that. [ giggling ] >> both the president and vice president will at ten tonight's staff ball which will include a performance by lady gaga. the man who lost to president obama is staying far away from washington, d.c. he is in la jolla, the first not to hold an elected d.c. spot at the time that would have made it logical for him to be in town. >> stephanie: poor loser. >> and it is the anniversary of roe v. wade. 70% of american believe the ruling should be upheld. this is the first time in ten years a majority has indicated support. we're back after the
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Jan 25, 2013 4:00pm PST
the whistle on torture. not the guys who performed the torture in what happened, president obama. i'm just getting started. it's go time. [ ♪ theme music ♪ ] >> cenk: all right well, in fontana, california, they have a really good idea. how about if we put high powered rifles right next to kids. >> their purchase of high caliber assault weapons by the fontana school district has parents up in arms. >> i think it's a bad idea about the mental health aspect. >> rifles like these from the cool.com website. they're $1,000 teach. school police chief said the purchase was a must to protect all 45 campuses. >> there is a place up in connecticut called newtown. there was a shooting up in northern california, there was a shooting in texas. do we wait until kids are killed before we take proactive action? >> cenk: how about give all the kids high-powered weaponry right from the beginning. that's a terrible idea. they're putting their--their colt 6940 guns. enthusiasts can tell me. designed for long distance accuracy stopping power against body armor designed for u.s. special operations. now they
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Jan 28, 2013 3:00am PST
as tougher enforcement at the border all contained in one bill. president obama will talk about it in las vegas tomorrow. >> that's huge story. but perhaps a bigger story sara palin dumped by fox news. she was soaking it up and saying nothing. finally, they dumped her but they still have karl rove and dennis cue sin itch. kus. nich. all of that coming up here on current tv. floorboard >> the troops love me. (vo) tv and radio talk show host stephanie miller rounds out current's morning news block. >> you're welcome current tv audience for the visual candy. just be grateful current tv does not come in smellivision. the sweatshirt is nice and all but i could use a golden lasso. (vo) only on current tv. i want the people who watch our show, to be able to come away armed with the facts, and the arguments to feel confident in their positions. i want them to have the data and i want them to have the passion. but it's also about telling them, you're put on this planet for something more. i want this show to have an impact beyond just informing. an impact that gets people to take acti
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Jan 23, 2013 3:00am PST
the terrorist who killed them. they blame the state department who nominated him in the obama administration. whose side are they on anyway? give them hell hillary today. give them hell. we will talk about that and more on the "full-court press." the latest: today's current news update lisa has it out in los angeles. >> hey bill majority leader is giving an ult mader. reid is giving mccog36 hours to come up with a plan, to about midday tomorrow. over the last few years we have seen a record number of filibusters from republicans. now reid wants to shift the power to the minority, to require 41 members to vote to maintain a filibuster rather than the usual 60 votes to end it. many democrats and filibuster reform advocates are sponsoring that plan, calling it an effective middle path and a step in the right direction. if mcconnell refuse to see agree, reid says he is willing to pursue the constitutional option of changing the rules even without the usual two-thirds vote. republican senators are reintroducing a bill to eliminate obamacare's individual mandate.
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Jan 25, 2013 3:00am PST
back in the day, two years ago, that's all harry reid talked about. after obama won, that's all he talked about. when you look at it now, what is actually changed? i think it's the gun debate and it's going to get primaried or whatever by the nra. it has to be something because that should have passed. >> bill: i guess your cell phone cut out. i'm sorry. no. you made a good point. no. i don't understand why the change either why given -- there were enough democratic votes. i said that of before. why, given this opportunity, and particularly given the fact everybody in this country knows that the congress is broken. look everybody knows it needs fixing. and here they just refused to do it. bad news for us. bad news. >> this is "the bill press show." (vo) current tv gets the converstion started weekdays at 9am eastern. @ [ music ] >> chatting with you live a lot current.com/billpress. this is "the bill press show" live on your radio and current tv. >> bill: hey, how about it, 33 minutes after the hour on this friday january 25th. we are talking a
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Jan 24, 2013 3:00am PST
trip. friday, he's headed to richmond, virginia to discuss president obama's efforts on gun violence. it is a start of an outside push to build support for the president's new policies and while obama will likely also hit the road soon, for now he's staying home. biden will be joined by other administration officials and by virginia senator tim kaine. >>> the house has passed a short-term extension on the debt ceiling, giving the country until may 18th to negotiate the limit and new budget priorities. as part of yesterday's deal though republicans are stepping up their austerity campaign and demanding steep cuts from president obama before they raise the debt ceiling. the g.o.p. is calling to balance the federal budget in just ten years. that's almost twice as fast as previous efforts by republicans. if that is the case, medicare and other safety net programs wills take a huge hit. yesterday's extension of the debt ceiling now goes to the senate which will likely pass it as well. we'll be right back. (vo) current's award winning original series is back with an all new episode straigh
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Jan 25, 2013 3:00pm PST
is competing for resources in global markets. >> jennifer: the obama/kerry foreign policy doctrine might be it's the economy stupid, and in fact it is really a economic strategy. much of the violence was driven by individuals financial insecurity as a result of the poverty. look at the arab spring which economic grievances lead to political revolution. a fruit selling started that protest by lighting himself on fire. his protest lead to the oh eventually overthrow of a decade's long dictatorship, and since then life has improved for tunisian. here is one union worker describing the change. >> the main benefit of the revolution is the disappearance of the state of fear which was dominating a large spectrum of our population. >> jennifer: and even though fear was dominating there is still continued frustration with the new tunisian government's ability to lower unemployment. and then a similar scene is playing out in egypt. today marks the two-year anniversary of the reelection of the revolution. but right now in cairo thousands are clashing with police in the very b
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Jan 23, 2013 4:00pm PST
he biggest question facing the obama administration. >> i want to take one for the team and ask a big question. did the president know she was lip syncing and does he care? >> i have not had the discussion with him. i don't know that i understand the variety and contradictory reports on the matter and i would refer you to j-sick or pick. >> jennifer: that refers to the committees that organize the inauguration. bill press did follow up with a more pointed question, and jay carney danced around it and similar questions from other reporters. unfortunately we may never know what happened on that stage with beyonce and whether she lip synced. check us out on line at current.com/thewarroom website. thanks so you all joining us here in "the war room." >> cenk: welcome to "the young turks." we have a great show ahead for you tonight. secretary of state hillary clinton went up the hill and the republicans were aggressive and hot style. get a look. >> had i been president at the time and i found that you did not read the cables from benghazi, you did not read the cables fr
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Jan 28, 2013 4:00pm PST
. >> cenk: all right we'll see if that means that we're going an iran or not. and obama versus fox news, tonight on "the young turks." it's go time. >> cenk: you know, one of the large issues in this campaign was immigration reform, right? well, the republicans were against it. all of a sudden when results did not go in their direction they're reconsidering their position. we got a gang of eight four republicans, four democrats who have new immigration reform. look at that. we'll go to a report from "abc news" on that. >> it's a hot-button issue coming to the forefront again immigration reform. four democrats and four republicans have unveiled a plan to tackle it. >> we can't go on forever with 11 million people living in this country in the shadows in an illegal status. >> reporter: the plan by the so-called gang of eight senators layout and address issues. president obama heads to las vegas to unveil his own immigration reform plan. he promised the reform in his 2008 but failed to deliver it in his first term. >> cenk: the reason why he failed to deliver it, of course, the republicans
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Jan 24, 2013 6:00am PST
. good morning, everybody. president obama's second term nominations continue at 2:30 this afternoon the president will announce he would like to nominate mary joe white to chair the securities and exchange commission. also the president planning to renominate richard chordry to head up the consumer protection bureau. and senator john kerry starts his confirmation hearings today on his way to becoming the next secretary of state. he is likely to have a very easy go of it because he has been on the committee for 28 years, but also because he is well prepared for the job. his father was a service officer, and he is a vietnam veteran. once he makes it through committee he faces a vote from the full senate which takes place next week. vice president biden is calling what is called a fire side chat. he will be on google plus and hold a hangout. if you want to participate you can see it streaming live at white house.gov, and you are post questions on those pages. we're back after the break. stay with us. than this. (vo) current's award winning original series is back wi
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Jan 28, 2013 3:00pm PST
for people. the boy scouts were behind the times. it's wonderful to have a leader like president obama, but this really was a grass roots movement that started with people like you and me moms and fathers that are speaking out against this type of discrimination. >> jennifer: there were several united way groups and corporations that stopped giving money to the scouts because of the ban on gays. a cynic might ask is this an optics thing a financial move or do you think the boy scouts really have evolved? >> i think the people in the boy scouts have evolved, whether the leadership the paid scouts in texas whether they have evolved? i don't know. i think it's important that they come out aggressively and welcome all boys. whether or not they have had a change of heart or whether it just hit them in the purse strings enough probably it was both of those. also there was probably a lot of pressure from the board members. the chairman of at&t is part of the board, and he supports this. >> jennifer: absolutely. tell us what it was like for you to be kicked out of a group t
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Jan 28, 2013 6:00am PST
schechner. >> i do it all. look at that. good morning everybody. president obama, vice president biden meeting today with law enforcement officials from three communities rocked by gun violence. new tossen police chief michael kehoe along with his counter parts from aurora, colorado and oak creek wisconsin where a gunman killed six people and wounded four others at a sikh temple in august. u.s. attorney general eric holder and homeland security secretary janet napolitano will be sitting in as they have in many of the meetings that vice president biden had been holding along the way. also representatives from the major city's chiefs and major sheriff's associations. s the conversations continue as congress gets ready to start weighing the white house's recommendations for gun control measures and members of both chambers have introduced legislation to ban assault weapons and put limitations on high-capacity magazines. also, the senate judiciary committee is set to hold its first hearings on the measures on wednesday. >>> president obama also welcoming the miami heat to the white house t
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Jan 21, 2013 6:00am PST
:14. vice president biden seated next then president obama then we get the invocation from marley evers williams. eves widow. justice sotomayor swears in the justice. john roberts swears in the president. we'll hear his inaugural address around noon. all of this is just pomp and circumstance because the president actually was sworn in for his second term yesterday. he had a quiet ceremony in the blue room of the white house with family and some media. his first action of his second term was hugging his family and saying to sasha i did it. isn't that sweet? there is a constitutional requirement that he has to be sworn in by noon on the 20th which is why they had to do it yesterday. >> stephanie: i didn't realize we were still here. i'm not used to it. hi. >> just drink your coffee. sit there and look pretty. >> after today this is an interesting tidbit, president obama will match president franklin roosevelt's president of being sworn in four times because last year chief justice roberts flubbed the official oath and they had to do it again out of an abundance of caution. yesterday he wa
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Jan 23, 2013 6:00am PST
them to justice. and i stood with president obama in the rose garden as he spoke of an act of terror. it's also important to recall that in that same period, we were seeing violent attacks on our embassies in cairo tunis khartoum as well as large protests outside many other posts where thousands of our diplomats served. >> she's doing good! >> i ordered a review around the world with particular scrutiny for high-threat posts. i asked the department of defense to join interagencies security assessment teams and to dispatch hundreds of additional marine security guards. i named the first deputy assistant secretary of state for high-threat posts so missions in dangerous places get the attention they need. and we reached out to congress to help address physical vulnerabilities including risks from fire and to hire additional diplomatic security personnel. second, even as we took these steps, i hurried to appoint the accountability review board led by ambassador pickering and admiral mullen. so we could more fully understand from objective independent examination what went wrong and how t
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Jan 24, 2013 4:00pm PST
with the evidence if they didn't and they would be put in jail. >> just when you thought president obama couldn't protect the bankers anymoren that does, he picks mary wade. >> you should not fail to extinguish between what is criminal and what is mistaken behavior even reckless risk-taking and now bow to the frenzy. >> cenk: in other words, oh, hell no, we will not be going after the banks at all. great. that's the person we picked. and then, a tragic case in illinois, a man beaten to death by cops. it's just been ruled a homicide, so of course, prosecutors are saying they're not going to do anything about it. here's the reaction. >> officers are placed on temporary leave pending the outcome of this investigation will be returned to full duty immediately. >> cenk: it's an exciting show. don't go anywhere. you know why? because it's go-time. [ ♪ theme ♪ ] >> cenk: we had rare great news yesterday for progressives, women will now finally be allowed into the front lines of combat. they already had in of course the navy and air force, because they fly the planes, but now the army and marines w
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Jan 25, 2013 6:00am PST
the president. >> stephanie: yeah, no anti-obama rhetoric at all. >> oh, good. >> stephanie: rick in montana you are on the "stephanie miller show." hi, rick. >> caller: good morning, stephanie. how are you? >> stephanie: good, go ahead. >> caller: first of all it would be nice to see you on bill maher. >> stephanie: oh, thank you. bill talking to you. >> caller: diane feinstein introduced the bill to ban assault weapons and i don't think it is going to pass because we need 60 votes again -- >> stephanie: yeah we'll talk about that. i love dick durbin. he says they are all happy with it. and we'll talk about all of that and the assault weapon's ban and -- and right-wing world as we continue on the "stephanie miller show." ♪ going to do the young turks. i think the number one thing that viewers like about the young turks is that we're honest. they know that i'm not bs'ing them with some hidden agenda, actually supporting one party or the other. when the democrats are wrong, they know that i'm going to be the first one to call them out. they can question whether i'm right, b
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Jan 25, 2013 5:00pm PST
votes gets all of the state's electoral votes. which is how president obama beat mitt romney handily 332- 332-206. but under the new rules presidential candidates would split the electoral college votes based on which congressional districts they won with two additional electoral votes going to the winner of the popular vote. so if those rules had been in effect last year, president obama would have lost to governor romney 262-273. nice thinking. right now those rules are in effect in two states maine and nebraska. but g.o.p. legislation in michigan pennsylvania and virginia are also considering making the change. the g.o.p. also isn't backing down on its effort to restrict access to the ballot box by potential democratic voters wherever it can. so the democratic legislators in both houses are offering an voter empowerment act. modernize voter registration systems. ensure online voter registration. allow same-day registration. restore voting rights to convicted criminals after they've paid their debt to society and been released. and set standard for polling place practices. i'm happy to
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Jan 24, 2013 7:00pm PST
were going to talk about earlier obama and the steamy novel. >> joy: we don't have time for that. >> look at this guy's teeth. >> joy: i have to put sunglasses on with those teeth. too bad they're not yours. >> it was an old toilet that we bought. all porcelain. >> joy: jo koi is performing this weekend at caroline's on broadway. get your tickets at caroline.com. thank you, everybody. see you next time. >> jennifer: i'm jennifer granholm. tonight in the war room john kerry gets ready to take over as secretary of state. and north korea sends him a congratulations message. [ ♪ music ♪ ] there was frightening news from the other side of the pacific today. north korea has vowed to continue testing new nuclear weapons and said it would launch long-range rockets that it claims can reach the united states. this just after the united nations instituted sanctions on its last rocket launch. it does not seem to have much impact on kim jung-un. a variety of satellites and long long-range rocketses which will be launched one after another we will target the u.s. the sworn enemy of of the
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of the majority? >> well, absolutely, you're right. one of the things i loved about president obama's speech yesterday is he did the obvious thing. he stated his values clearly and unapologetically. i think if you actually say what you believe, because a lot of these people who are scared to do the right thing they say they want to do the right thing but they don't, because they fear the n.r.a. and these other groups. bottom line is if you follow your values, and you explain things to people and help them understand that you're for them, the bottom line is you're going to win. that's actually good policy and good politics, but you've got to have some faith. >> it's not just the voters in rural districts. they're scared of the money. the n.r.a.'s going to spend a ton of money against them. >> no doubt about it. no doubt about it, but see his opinion that we had some democrats who are very much in favor of the n.r.a. position and they lost, because folks who are for gun sanity came in against them. that happened in a few jurisdictions across this country. the tide is turning, but a few people
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Jan 23, 2013 3:00pm PST
emotion. >> for me this is not just a matter of policy. it's personal. i stood next to president obama as the marines care rid those flag-draped caskets off of the plane at andrews. i put my arms around the mothers and fathers, the sister and brothers, the sons and daughters, and the wives left alone to raise their children. >> jennifer: it is truly touching. though many republicans seemed more concerned with making a name for themselves on national television than with investigating how hopes to americans were killed. some of the biggest fireworks came from what the state department told the public following the incident. they said it was perpetrated bay group of protesters. and here is ron johnson questioning secretary clinton. >> we were lead that there were supposedly protests and something spraining out of that. and that was not the fact and the american people could have known that within days. >> we had four dead americans. was it because of a protest or because guys were out for a walk deciding to kill some americans. what difference does it make? it is our
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Jan 24, 2013 3:00pm PST
barack obama as one of the areas where he has done significant work on behalf of the administration in this first four years and we'll continue on those interests going forward. it's an interesting thing jennifer in global diplomacy economics is becoming a far more meaningful element of global diplomacy. there is now an assistant secretary of state that focuses on energy issues, and i think senator kerry will continue this dialogue because it is really a foundation. hillary clinton promoted the concept of commercial diplomacy and i think senator kerry agrees with that emphasis. >> jennifer: i totally agree. we'll see what happens on keystone. but there is another issue that he'll have to deal with with respect to our place in the world, and that's the u.s.' use of drones. i guess they'll launch an investigation into u.s. drone policy. does the u.s. need to be more transparent on the issue in your opinion? >> i really do think so. and i think john brennan in his time at the white house, and presuming he moves over to the central intelligence agency, i think he philosophically has tha
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Jan 25, 2013 10:00pm PST
this with president obama who said i can't stand these super pacs but realized you cannot unilaterally disarm if you're in this game, and he would be crushed and rolled over. how do we reconcile that. good people trapped in a bad system. how do we ultimately manifest that. >> well, i think you need someone who breakaway and who will understand, and i believe this to be true, if they say i will not take super pac money that the people who hate the campaign finance system will come to them and say this is a different politician. >> gavin: yeah. >> and that is a tough choice. i appreciate that, but i do believe, in fact that in this day and age where the issue of money and politics is just pervasive and ordinary every day conversation that a candidate could be quite successful in this regard. >> gavin: i mean, what is it about the political parties today and politics today that that doesn't reward good behavior? >> well, i think thanks to modern technology everything now is a realtime, and everything gets amplified pretty quickly. you publish an article get a letter to the editor, then you get a respon
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Jan 22, 2013 3:00am PST
by president obama. real liberal manifesto. great music by james taylor and kelly clarkson and of course beyonce. a phenomenal, i thought very moving poem by richard blanco and then the colorful inaugural parade and the inaugural balls last night. i gotta tell you the ceremony kept going on and on and it continues today with a prayer service at the national cathedral. we'll tell you all about it. this glorious day for all americans to celebrate the second inaugural of president obama. and a day of renewal for our american democracy. that's what we'll get into today with all of our guests and with you. first, here she is with today's current news update, we get all of the latest, kelly clarkson -- right. how about lisa ferguson out in los angeles. good morning lisa. >> good morning. i'll take kelly clarkson. one more celebration to mark the president's inauguration today. at 9:00 tonight, president obama, the first lady and the bidens will attend the staff inaugural ball at the walter e. washington convention center in d.c. it is the last in a long series of galas and celebrations. last n
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